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Cold Comfort
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Love can outlast hard times and absent times. But can it outlast the universe itself? This story took first place in the 8th annual short story competition at sfreader dot com.
Advisors at Naptime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Carol wants a nap. Carol needs a nap. And no one will let her have one because she’s important. She’s important because the grown-ups believe she’s an average five-year-old. Average five-year-olds have uses for bad guys who want to conquer the world. Only no one realizes that Carol isn’t average. Carol’s smart. And tired. And will do anything to get her nap. Includes bonus story, What Fluffy Knew
The Flickering Singularity and Three Days that will Define the Future
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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In the year 2077, America is a dreary, stagnant place. In the White House, the question of the day is "How can we return the United States to its former greatness?" To do so, the nation's new President enlists the help of the Seer. The Seer is the singularity. He changes everything, not once, but twice, exposing a truth so profound that all mankind must reconsider the very meaning of existence.
Millennium Babies
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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From the moment of her birth, Brooke Cross was a loser. Conceived to win a First Baby of the Millennium contest, Brooke came five minutes late. Her mother never let her forget it. So Brooke became a history professor and tries to live in obscurity. Until Professor Eldon Franke recruits her for a study of Millennium Babies. Winner of science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award.
Mirror Target
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 by Gambler Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Framed for crimes he didn’t commit, Markus is on the run. His plan - to melt into the crowds at Way Station Forty Two (halfway up the space elevator) - is derailed when, on a passing shuttle, he spots a familiar face -- his own face! Caught up in a conspiracy theory he doesn’t remember and with assassins closing in the one thing Markus knows for sure is that his time is running out!
Your Life In Pictures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011 by Gambler Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Dan is a family man working in temporal mechanics the day his daughter dies. After that day nothing else - and no one else - matters: he is solely focused on breaking the temporal barrier and traveling back in time to save her. The key, he discovers, lies in the simplest things - pictures. He’s forsaken everyone and everything for the chance of a lifetime but even that may not be enough.
My Socks Rolled Down
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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When a fella wins the lottery, he learns all sorts of things, including how his magic socks really feel and how much they want some companion magic socks. But sometimes, even after winning the lottery, magic socks don't always get what they want. A humor story by bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
Now as it is Forever
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Joe stared out at the old swing-bridge in the middle of the river. Diving from that bridge was the only thing he’d ever accomplished in his life, and if he could do it once, he could do it again. Then things would be different. But the bridge looked vaguely sinister now, a rusting steel skeleton balanced on a concrete finger thrusting out of the dark water. And then there was the boy-in-the-cow.
Drather's Story: an Expired Reality novella
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Jonathan Huxley, a homeless boy living on the streets of Mecca, meets a wealthy gentleman who offers to take him in as an adopted son - if he'll wed the daughter of a family friend. But all is not as it seems in the world of wealth and power, as Jonathan is soon forced to make a decision between a secure future or forbidden love.
Europa
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Lieutenant Jouno Cordelli finally gets his chance to explore Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. When a fellow ground crew member falls victim to side effects of hyper-sleep and another is trapped beneath the surface, Jouno is torn between transporting his sick crew mate back to the Europa Explorer and rescuing Rylie, the Ice Queen, who has found a humanoid civilization below Europa's froze surface.
Airholes
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Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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An ancient city is unearthed at a archaeological dig in Africa, seemingly the oldest in human history. The latest in imaging technology revealed structures and streets deep underground. Nothing, though, could detect the repercussions once all was unearthed.
Library of the Apocalypse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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Life is hard enough for Nate and his sister Sylvia in post-apocalypse Chicago. When Sylvia falls ill, Nate embarks on a desperate mission to get help. He heads to the one sane place left in all the chaos and debris: The Harold Washington Library, policed by librarians in cardigans and sub-machine guns to ward off crooks and thugs. Will he be able to get through the city and get help in time?
Harbinger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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In the far future the poor won't be packed into the cities--they'll be cast out into the black. Jose Santiago wanders the outer reaches of the solar system looking for the a frozen treasure that will turn his life around. And racing against the greedy corporation that wants the treasure for itself. This story won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION edited by Gardner Dozois.
Memories of the Dead Man
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Series: The Entity Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,740. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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SF novelette from a multi-award winning author. A legendary hero of the Fall of Earth must choose between the love of the new family he has found and revenge for the one he lost.
What the Market Will Bear: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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The hardest part of laying siege is paying all your troops. When Colonel Denis Deschamps loses his artillery brigade to the highest bidder, he must devise a new battle plan - on a tight budget. But, where money is involved, military strategy doesn't always balance on the ledger. A dystopian science fiction comedy. A short story by Ben Godby.
Forever
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Price: Free! Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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All David Scarsdale wanted was to leave his wife. But she had other ideas . . .
Fearworld (A horror short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011 by Greyhart Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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After the photophobes are summoned into our dimension, what hope is there for the survivors? One man, at least, is prepared to strike back! At 6,000 words (equivalent to about 24 pages in paperback) this Greyhart Press eBook is the perfect length to enjoy on your lunch break. Be warned, though, after reading this story you will want to the lights on for a long time.
The Lost Memory
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Price: Free! Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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In the future... memories and thoughts are stored on devices strapped to our arms, freeing our minds from the need to remember. This seemed like the perfect kind of future for Jason. But when he encounters a figure who strikes a chord in the deepest recesses of his heart, he comes to the realization that he would give it all up in order to find his "Lost Memory".
10 Minutes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Matt and Danny have created the machine of dreams that allows them to manipulate Time. But only briefly . . . What can you do in a mere 10 minutes?
Certain Symmetry
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,160. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number Four. "The Wine of Memory" -- Lute can get into a locked the house, but can he put a ghost to rest? In "Certain Symmetry," Pat Rin yos'Phelium receives two packets in his morning mail.